the 10-minute vegan: noochy tofu sandwich
Here is a quick meal that will fill your belly with happiness and get you back to whatever tasks on your to-do list. This awesome tofu takes just a few minutes to cook, and while it’s cooking you can work on the sandwich fillings (and check your emails, too, probably). Noochy Tofu (which I originally wrote about here) is a favorite around here, because it’s super tasty, but quick and easily made from pantry staples like soy sauce, olive oil, and nutritional yeast. While working from home, the boyfriend and I made some little sandwiches with the Noochy Tofu, some sprouts, a nice tomato, some red leaf lettuce, and artisan mustard on sprouted grain bread. And then it was back to blogging!
Noochy Tofu Sandwiches
1 (10-ounce) package Extra Firm Tofu
2 Tablespoons olive oil
¾ cup nutritional yeast
1 teaspoon dried garlic flakes
1 teaspoon black pepper
2 teaspoons soy sauce
2 Tablespoons water, or more as needed for texture
- Slice the tofu into ½ inch thick slices.
- Heat the oil in a heavy skillet pan until warm, then add tofu and grill until lightly browned, about 5-10 minutes each side.
- While tofu is cooking, mix the nutritional yeast, garlic and pepper in a bowl. Set aside.
- When tofu is done, reduce heat to low. Add nutritional yeast, garlic and pepper and toss to combine in the pan. Quickly add the soy sauce and the water, 1 Tablespoon at a time. Stir until the nutritional yeast turns into a creamy sauce. Add more nooch, soy sauce, or water to taste. Remove from heat.
- Build sandwiches by layering on your favorite mustard or condiments, Noochy Tofu, veggies, and other fixings. Enjoy open-faced (for smaller bellies, like me) or topped with more bread (for the boyfriend). Enjoy immediately… and if there is any tofu remaining store in an airtight container for delicious leftovers.